Target Pokemon: Magikarp
Goal: 3-5k (characters)
I was blind.
To everyone I was an outcast. Even my parents sighed in relief when I left home.
So here I was by something large and liquid-like. A lake, I assumed.
Everything to me was in their shape and sound and feel. I could not see so I relied heavily on my other senses. I felt only the mucky ground beneath me and so only hoped I was on the right path.
But there was the lake. So I had to be close. I was going to my friend, Sakura. She was not blind unlike me. But told me of all the colors of the world. We were going to journey from our home to the mysterious Kanto region.
But there was one problem.
I needed a pokemon.
I wondered how I would get one. My cruel parents would have none of it. They valued the family Gloom more than me. That Gloom... was like a nanny to me.
One of three friends.
And then... I heard Sakura's light, gentle footsteps and soft breathing approach.
And with her was a tiny Burmy. Her only pokemon.
I felt as it thumped over the mushy ground.
I wondered if trees surrounded the lake, for I felt little wind, but I knew not. But what was it to me?
But it was everything. I wanted to see. It was my dream... to see again.
A cure for blindness. But this seemed unlikely by the talks between my mother and my father.
She came up slowly as if to sneak up on me.
"Hello Sakura." I said.
She sighed. "Hello Hikaru." I wondered if she was smiling.
Oh how I wanted to see! But at least I'd escaped his vile parents. Where had the Child Protection Agency been?
Although my parents had made me swear I would tell no one of how they treated me. So I hadn't.
Not even Sakura.
"Hikaru! Move!" Sakura's shrill voice said in a hurried, frantic tone.
Suddenly I was wet.
I spew the cold liquid out of my mouth.
"Sakura??" I screeched.
For a minute I only heard silence. That cold, cutting silence.
Then she spoke. "I'm here! It was a Magikarp doing a cannonball. Dumb thing." She said. "We'd better get going now that."
But before they could start leaving from the meeting place, the lake, the Magikarp spew a small stream of spray at me.
"You... stop that!" I said. it was getting annoying now. It was only a Magikarp...
But the strange thing persisted. "You! Stop it!"
Then it bounced out of the lake and flew at me. It knocked me off my feet into the mud. Sakura stifled a laugh. I gave a hard look in her direction. But it was hard to tell if my eyes could 'give a hard look'. But I think she got the message.
Then I decided to throw something at the Magikarp. I found a jagged little rock and threw it. But the Magikarp seemed to avoid it and simply splashed back into the water.
Angered, I went to the edge of the water. There, I grabbed a long branch and started to poke around for the fish.
"Hikaru! Be nice to the Magikarp!" Sakura said angrily.
"Why? it's only a fish." I said.
"But it deserves to live in peace." She argued.
"Not if it attacks me with Bounce! It's a shameful creature...." I said.
"Why don't you catch it and train it to be better than?"
"It's one of the worst pokemon! Ever!"
"It evolves into Gyrados. One of the best. Ever." She argued.
I sighed. For she was, after all, right.
So I threw a pokeball at the thing. But the pokeball merely floated on the water.
So I jumped in to get the pokeball. BUt as soon as I did, I started to sink. Something had grabbed me...
Then mysteriously, I saw a color in the blackness. Was it a color?
It was... the absence of black.
What... what was it? It wrapped a tail around me and started to float up. Then the Magikarp came alongside and also carried me up.
Then the not-black thing jetted off into the sky.
"Sakura! DId you see that?"
"That white thing? Yes... I did." She said.
"It can cure my blindness. I am sure of it. It just rescued me... and I saw it! It was... not black." I said.
"Which is white." She said. I think she winked... Her Burmy chirped. Then a still quiet.
But soon enough I heard the Magikarp flailing by the side of the lake. Sighing in defeat, I threw a pokeball at it.
"To get to that white thing... I will, after all, need pokemon."
Ready to grade.
Belief pierces being lost.
Last edited by MisterSir; 12-29-2009 at 02:55 PM.
Reason: More story.